FBC visits Louvre Abu Dhabi

FBC enjoyed a facinating guided tour of the new museum which is an architectural masterpiece by designer, Jean Nouvel, and includes a growing collection of ancient archaeological finds, paintings, and both historical and contemporary installations. Hundreds of pieces represent ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire, ancient Chinese dynasties, the Renaissance, the Impressionists and the Modernists. 

After the visit, the Finnish Ambassador to the UAE, Riitta Swan invited us for refreshements to her Residence. The Ambassador gave an interesting talk about latest news from the region. 

Everyone enjoyed this new form of networking event so much that we are alreay planning our next visit!

Abu Dhabi University Inauguration Ceremony

Abu Dhabi University (ADU),  opened their state-of-the-art, multi-purpose innovation center, an addition to the ADU facilities designed to nurture and foster innovation across a range of different sectors. The inauguration ceremony rounded off ADU’s activities and contribution to UAE Innovation Month, a month-long campaign aligned to the UAE government’s National Innovation Strategy. 

The inauguration ceremony was attended by HE Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman of ADU Executive Board and Dr Petra Turkama, Director of Innovation and Assistant Professor of Management along with deans, faculty, staff and students from the university. 

Dr Petra Turkama said: “The center will provide a platform that will embed innovation in the DNA of the future generations, promote new ideas in a wide range of different fields and also ensure efficiency and high quality output. ADU is keen to contribute to the UAE innovation strategy through its support of young talents and the out-of-the-box projects and ideas emanating from the country and the region.”

She affirmed that the center will implement a wide range of events such as workshops, seminars, executive talk series and hackathons to develop innovation skills and mindset. The center will also support the ADU Entrepreneurship Club in the development and implementation of new ideas. Moreover, it will offer field visits to selective companies, as well as various executive education programs that address innovation and the evolution of ideas and business.

“The center will also build a culture of innovation into the ADU’s Al Ain and Dubai operations, with activities targeting ADU students, innovators across the UAE, high school students, corporate executives and life-long learners.” She added


Tek­no­lo­gia­sil­ta Lähi-itään? Sharjahin kaupunki Per­sian­lah­del­la haluaa yhteistyöhön Oulun kanssa

Tek­no­lo­gia­sil­ta Lähi-itään? Sharjahin kaupunki Per­sian­lah­del­la haluaa yhteistyöhön Oulun kanssa

Oulussa on tulevaisuus. Iso vierailijaryhmä Arabiemiraateista on vakuuttunut kaupungissa vallitsevasta energiasta ja haluaa kaupungin yhteistyökumppaniksi lahjakkaiden, innovatiivisten kaupunkien verkostoon, kertoo sheikki Fahim Sultan Al Qasim. Hän kiersi alkuviikosta kaksi päivää tutustumassa Ouluun erittäin tiiviin ohjelman myötä.

AUS pursues excellence in biotech, materials

 AUS pursues excellence in biotech, materials

This is one of the objectives of an MoU signed between the American University of Sharjah Enterprises (AUSE) and the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries, to jointly pursue opportunities in academics, research and development (R&D), entrepreneurship, and innovation.

Qatar’s Defense Minister Meets Finland’s Prime Minister

Qatar’s Defense Minister Meets Finland’s Prime Minister

Qatar’s Minister of State for Defense Affairs Dr. Khaled bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah met in Doha with Prime Minister of Finland Juha Sipila, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations, especially in the field of military cooperation, and means to promote them.

Finnish-ing touch: 25% more UAE tourists welcomed by Finland

Around 7,500 people visited Finland from the UAE in 2016, and compared to 2015 there has been a 25 per cent growth, said Heli Mende, head of global sales promotion at VisitFinland.

In an interview with Khaleej Times, she says: "Our trip to the Arabian Travel Market [ATM] this year is for research. We are looking into this region and the target markets here. Our purpose is to learn more about the potential partners and tour operators we can work together to promote Finland as a travel destination."

KONE Wins Order for 8 New Projects by Alargan Projects in Saudi Arabia

KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won the order to supply 153 elevators in 8 different projects commissioned by Alargan Projects in Saudi Arabia. The projects involved are located in Dammam, Yanbu, Riyadh and Al Jubail. They include Al Suhool Strip Mall, Al Rehab Strip Mall, Green Oasis Residential Buildings, Murooj apartments and others.